Jake Hartbarger – Whitehouse (Ohio) Anthony Wayne punter
Height, weight: 6-foot-4, 190 pounds
Commitment date: September 25, 2013
Michigan State had Mike Sadler waiting in the wings after Aaron Bates graduated and has the same timeframe set up with Hartbarger. Sadler will be a senior next season and Hartbarger will redshirt behind him, just like Sadler did behind Bates.
Hartbarger brings a booming leg with impressive hangtime – and impressive size for a punter.
He was named Division 2 all-state in Ohio and was rated highly by Kohl's Kicking, earning a bid to the Under Armour All-American game – the lone Spartan commitment to take place in that particular game.
The real question: How many trick plays will Hartbarger master in his career? The bar has been raised by Sadler after Bates set it.